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State awards federal funds to reform seven schools in three districts   SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois ...
  CHICAGO, IL - Millions of people depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college. ...
Washington, DC - Over 300 Black women from ten states traveled to the US Capitol ...
Letters to Editors   From: Manuel Revueltas   A Press Conference will be held today, September 15, 2015, at ...
Teachers from across the state recognized for their expertise and commitment to specific content areas   SPRINGFIELD, ...
Illinois Wins Precedent-Setting Victory over Country’s Largest Tobacco Manufacturers CHICAGO, IL — ...
Urban Movie Channel to Release Four Volumes of the Comedy Underground Series ...
New Web Site, www.GovernmentShutdown.org, Has All The Answers Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -  A new web site ...
Assistance with unemployment claims and employment services to continue CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department ...
Inaugural Hearing: ISIS Violations of Women, Children and Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria WASHINGTON ...

A Land Grab in the 8th Ward?: It Appears That the Alderman is Selling Out the Pill Hill Community

27th Ward Alderman said Alderman Harris doesn’t have to answer to the community…really? By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan There were 12 plus speakers from the 8th Ward who made firm, challenging presentations at the Chicago Development Committee meeting April 19th in City Hall against ...
A Land Grab in the 8th Ward?: It Appears That the Alderman is Selling Out the Pill Hill Community

8th Ward Alderman Ignores Pill Hill Community Concerns and Proceeds to Let Low Income, Section 8 Senior Building Come Into Ward

The 8th Ward community overwhelmingly oppose the 7 Story, 1-2 Bedrooms low income Senior Housing facility proposed to be built in the 8th Ward near Pill Hill Homes, but the alderman is ignoring their wishes By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan As I observed the ...
8th Ward Alderman Ignores Pill Hill Community Concerns and Proceeds to Let Low Income, Section 8 Senior Building Come Into Ward

8th Ward Alderman Evades Yet Another Meeting with the Concerned Citizens of the 8th Ward About Proposed Low Income Senior Housing

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan Once again, the alderman of the 8th ward had the opportunity to talk to residents immediately affected by the low-income senior housing she tried to sneak into the neighborhood, but she didn't show up. Why is the alderman ...
8th Ward Alderman Evades Yet Another Meeting with the Concerned Citizens of the 8th Ward About Proposed Low Income Senior Housing

8th Ward Residents Facing Mounting Challenges Head-On

Concerned Citizens Organization and 8th Ward residents are facing head-on challenges in the 8th Ward By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of ...
8th Ward Residents Facing Mounting Challenges Head-On

Why the 8th Ward Needs Linda Hudson as Alderman

By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan Smart people always know how to take the high road, not the low road. This is why it is important to not fight about things we don't want, but focus on what we need. Many complain and voice ...
Why the 8th Ward Needs Linda Hudson as Alderman

Only African Americans Arrested Under Mississippi Gang Law: Race & Justice News

From the Sentencing Project   Gang Enforcement Only African Americans Arrested Under Mississippi Gang Law   From 2010 through 2017, everyone arrested under Mississippi's gang law was black, reports the Jackson Free Press. According to the Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators, 53% of verified gang ...
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Setting the Record Straight in Response to 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris Statement to a News Reporter About my Actions

This article is to set the record straight. What the 8th Ward alderman said is misinformation.   By Dr. Juanita Bratcher Editor & Publisher, CopyLine Magazine   I've been an Author, Publisher, Journalist and news reporter for 42 Years. I don't usually make statements to ...
24 April 2018 I Read the full story

Paul Marinaro and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra to Rrecreate Sinatra at The Sands, One Night Only, Saturday, May 12 at the Studebaker

CHICAGO, IL – A CJO Salute to "Sinatra at the Sands" featuring Paul Marinaro is the Chicago Jazz Orchestra’s highly anticipated 2017-18 season finaleat Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theater, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sit ...
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State Education Board Backs up Charges that Emanuel’s Hand-Picked School Bosses Shortchanged Special Education

  Bombshell findings back up charges by teachers, parents, grassroots activists that mayor’s school execs wrongly denied services to schoolchildren, undermined parents and educators seeking help for students.   CHICAGO, April 18, 2018: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked school executives denied special education ...
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A Land Grab in the 8th Ward?: It Appears That the Alderman is Selling Out the Pill Hill Community

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

27th Ward Alderman said Alderman Harris doesn’t have to answer to the community…really? By Pamela Bratcher-McMillan There were 12 plus speakers from the 8th Ward who made firm, challenging presentations at the Chicago Development Committee meeting April 19th in City Hall against a proposed low income Section 8 Senior housing coming to the Ward. Nonetheless, […]

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Haitian Civil Rights Organizations Join NAACP and LDF in TPS Lawsuit

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

 BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP, the nation’s premier grassroots civil rights organization, filed an amended complaint in its ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its decision to rescind the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants. Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR) and the Haitian Lawyers’ Association (HLA) have now joined the lawsuit. The plaintiffs […]

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Urban League Leaders: Starbucks and Philadelphia Police Must Address Bias, Profiling

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Marc H. Morial, National Urban League President and CEO and Andrea Custis, Urban League of Philadelphia President and CEO, today issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s incident at Starbuck’s: “We are encouraged by the ongoing public dialogue surrounding the incident of apparent racial profiling by a Starbucks employee and the police officers who responded. […]

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Federal Court Ruling Affirms Chicago’s Welcoming City Policies, Strikes Another Blow to Administration’s Anti-Immigrant Agemda

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the Department of Justice cannot legally withhold law enforcement funding from cities that have refused to enlist their local police in federal immigration enforcement. The court upheld a federal district court’s nationwide injunction in the case. “We are glad to […]

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State Education Board Backs up Charges that Emanuel’s Hand-Picked School Bosses Shortchanged Special Education

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Bombshell findings back up charges by teachers, parents, grassroots activists that mayor’s school execs wrongly denied services to schoolchildren, undermined parents and educators seeking help for students.   CHICAGO, April 18, 2018: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked school executives denied special education services to thousands of students, according the Illinois State Board of Education, […]

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OP-ED: I Say No to a Starbucks Boycott

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Jerroll Sanders Jerroll Sanders Starbucks has proven to be one of America’s most responsible corporate citizens. In 2014 following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by Officer Darren Wilson, then Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz took action when other corporations remained silent. Starbucks launched its national “Race Together” campaign that encouraged Starbucks’ […]

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Expanded Investigation Into Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health departments, is expanding its investigation of a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections to include not only chopped romaine lettuce, but full heads and hearts […]

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Grantseekers: Chicago Teachers Union Foundation is Accepting LOIs for 2019 Funding Cycle

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

  Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: April 30, 2018, 5:00 PM (CT) Letter of Intent (LOI) Request Guidelines   Grant seekers applying for grant support from the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation’s 2019 (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019) funding cycle are required to submit an LOI (letter of intent) to the attention of grantmaking@ctuf.org with […]

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Democratic Party to Hold Organizational Meeting

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Democratic Party of Illinois Chairman Michael J. Madigan announced that the party would be holding an organizational meeting for the State Central Committee on Monday, April 23 in Springfield. “Voters in the March primary elected new members of the State Central Committee, and now it is our job to choose party officials and […]

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Nursing Home Violations for First Quarter 2018

April - 23 - 2018 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the 2018 First Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators is now posted on IDPH’s website.  The report contains additional information about the violations. The facilities listed below were cited with type “AA” or “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act processed during the […]

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